It's time for another patch in League of Legends. This also means we're getting a new TFT patch as well and well, this is the mid-season set change, so there are quite a lot of new traits and champions that are coming to our favorite auto-chess game. Let's go over the key changes that were on PBE LoL Patch 12.17 and are now live.
The Udyr rework just made its way onto the rift, but that doesn't mean that things are going to stop there. Oh no, with the major regions in the midst of their playoffs, we have a lot of pro-skewed changes in LoL Patch 12.17 as we're heading towards the 2022 League of Legends World Championship.
Hecarim Changes Ahead of LoL Worlds 2022
Hecarim isn't looking too hot these days. Rarely do we see this champion gallop across the rift anymore and his 48% win rate also doesn't speak in favour of him. So, what is Riot doing exactly to try and bring this guy back onto his high horse?
|Q - Rampage|
|W - Spirit of Dread|
|E - Devastating Charge|
|R - Onslaught of Shadows|
Miss Fortune Crit Build Buffs
Riot is sick and tired of seeing everyone Spam E and build AP on Miss Fortune, right? That's why they want you to build crit on her with some big changes to her Q... but they also buffed her late game E...? What's the story there Riot?
|Miss Fortune Ability||Changes|
|Q - Double Up|
|W - Strut|
|E - Make it Rain|
It seems like Riot overpowered Miss Fortune's W, as her optimal AS build were outperforming her average winrate by 3-4%. Therefore, Miss Fortune received a mid-patch update reverting the changes done to her W, by lowering its bonus attack speed and raising the mana cost.
|Miss Fortune |
|W - Strut||Mana Cost: 35 ⇒ 45|
Attack Speed: 50/65/80/95/110% ⇒ 40/55/70/85/100%
GA, Zhonya's and Stopwatch Update
Zhonya's got some buffs, while Stopwatchwas nerfed according to the LoL Patch 12.17 Notes. This is another pro-skewed change. Let's be real guys Stopwatch is the best item in the game, especially in high elo games so of course it's getting a nerf for the early game.
PBE LoL Patch 12.17: Maokai Jungle Update
Yes, Maokai did get an update in Patch 12.17. Whether he's going to be played in the jungle during the 2022 League of Legends World Championship remains to be seen, but Riot is trying out some new things for the Shadow Isles champion. Here is what is being changed:
|Maokai Abilities||Jungle Changes for Maokai|
|P - Sap Magic|
|Q - Bramble Smash|
|E - Sapling Toss|
|R - Nature's Grasp|
All Balance Changes in LoL Patch 12.17
All Champion Buffs in LoL Patch 12.17
|Champion||Buffs according to LoL Patch 12.17 Notes|
|Twisted Fate||Wild Cards (Q)|
Pick A Card (W)
|Kassadin||Null Sphere (Q)|
|Rell||Ferromancy: Dismount (W)|
Attract and Repel (E)
|Graves||End of the Line (Q)|
Collateral Damage (R)
Umbra Blades (P)
|Ezreal||Arcane Shift (E)|
|Camille||Adaptive Defense (P)|
System Buffs LoL Patch 12.17
|System||Buffs in Patch 12.17|
|Seeker's Armguard||Ability Power: 20 ⇒ 30|
All Champion Nerfs in LoL Patch 12.17
|Champion||Nerfs According to LoL Patch 12.17 Notes|
|Nami (Electrocute)||Tidecaller's Blessing (E)|
Shifting Sands (E)
Chain Slash (Q)
|Trundle||Frozen Domain (W)|
|Renekton||Cull of the Meek (Q)|
TFT Mid-Set Update
TFT is getting a huge update this time around with brand-new traits and brand-new champions joining the crew. While some of our favorites have been removed. Uncharted Realms has hit the live servers so what are you even still going reading this? It's time to play some TFT!
Not only are we getting new traits like the Lagoon traits, but we are also going to receive more dragons! Yes, you read that right more dragons are making their way onto the TFT board and one of them is a completely new, never before seen dragon exclusively made for TFT.
We've had this before, where Riot introduces a unique character for TFT, similarly they just introduced Norra as a character in Legends of Runeterra and TFT got to have Silco on their board as well during the previous set. So, this is going to be quite exciting for TFT players.
Skins on PBE Patch 12.17
Of course, we've got to check out the upcoming League of Legends skins currently on PBE LoL Patch 12.17. We're getting just a few skins this time around, but they're going to be pretty cool, especially since some of them are related to the upcoming League of Legends novel Ruination.
- King Viego Skin
The first skin we have to talk about is the upcoming King Viego skin which is on the PBE server already for everyone to test out. This is the likeness of Viego before he was corrupted by the black mist. This is the Viego we are going to meet in the novel Ruination and the best part? We get to see Isolde as well thanks to this skin.
Zenith Games Skins
We are also getting a second set of skins which were likely created for the Asian Games 2022. The sporting event was moved though and many believed these skins would only come in November with the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Riot is still releasing them now ahead of the 2022 League of Legends World Championship though, probably because we should be getting Spirit Blossom skins then.
- Zenith Games Blitzcrank
- Zenith Games Jayce
- Zenith Games Lee Sin
So there you have it folks, all this new stuff on the PBE server and ready for us to play soon! The PBE patch will go live on September 8, 2022 so make sure you keep your eyes peeled on what changes await us in terms of balance, since it's too early to tell right now. Aphelios buffs? More Zeri nerfs? Who knows....